COUNCILS CALL FOR STRONG LOCAL PRESS

COUNCILS CALL FOR STRONG LOCAL PRESS   The leader of Croydon's Labour-controlled council has joined fellow south London local authority chiefs - including Conservative and Liberal Democrat - in calling on a newspaper group serving their areas to continue to offer a robust and reliable service.   Cllr Tony Newman is the co-signatory – along … Continue reading COUNCILS CALL FOR STRONG LOCAL PRESS

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FAREWELL TO CHAS AND MOMO AT THE FOOD MARKET

FAREWELL TO CHAS AND MOMO AT THE FOOD MARKET  (Good news: Chas will still be doing his own Bake Off....Brett and Bailey become regulars and Sarah of Gipsy Hill Herbs takes over at the Grain Grocer)  We're sad to announce this is Chas & Momo's last Saturday at the market.  Their wholesale business has been … Continue reading FAREWELL TO CHAS AND MOMO AT THE FOOD MARKET

WIDESPREAD 20MPH LIMIT ARRIVES IN UPPER NORWOOD

WIDESPREAD 20MPH LIMIT ARRIVES IN UPPER NORWOOD   New speed limits of 20 mph have been introduced on many roads in Upper Norwood and other areas of northern Croydon.   Except for main through roads such as Church Road, Westow Street and Beulah Hill, all residential streets in parts of Upper Norwood, South Norwood, Selhurst, … Continue reading WIDESPREAD 20MPH LIMIT ARRIVES IN UPPER NORWOOD

BOUNDARY COMMISSION PROPOSED PARLIAMENTARY CONSTITUENCY CHANGES AT A GLANCE

BOUNDARY COMMISSION PROPOSED PARLIAMENTARY CONSTITUENCY CHANGES AT A GLANCE     CRYSTAL PALACE WARD MOVES INTO CROYDON NORTH KNIGHTS HILL WARD MOVES INTO STREATHAM AND LAMBETH SHIRLEY WARD MOVES INTO BECKENHAM   New Boundary Commission proposals to alter Parliamentary constituencies have been unveiled. If they go ahead they would see Crystal Palace ward in  Bromley … Continue reading BOUNDARY COMMISSION PROPOSED PARLIAMENTARY CONSTITUENCY CHANGES AT A GLANCE

BOUNDARY CHANGES TO CROYDON COUNCIL WARDS?

BOUNDARY CHANGES TO CROYDON COUNCIL WARDS?   Changes to ward boundaries in Croydon council could be made by the time of the next elections in May 2018.   The move could see some Conservative-held seats in the very south of the borough disappear. The Boundary Commission say they are conducting the review to deliver electoral … Continue reading BOUNDARY CHANGES TO CROYDON COUNCIL WARDS?

EMERGENCY ADMISSIONS DECREASING SAYS NEW HEALTH REPORT

EMERGENCY ADMISSIONS DECREASING SAYS NEW HEALTH REPORT Emergency admissions are decreasing and far fewer older people are being admitted to long term residential and nursing home placements. A "refreshed" health and well being report due to be considered by Lambeth council's cabinet next Monday also says Lambeth's admission avoidance schemes are now fully rolled out … Continue reading EMERGENCY ADMISSIONS DECREASING SAYS NEW HEALTH REPORT

LAMBETHWATCH

LAMBETHWATCH   On September 9th Lambeth council issued a press release headed: "Residents challenged to help make Lambeth even better"    The press release is about a report to next week's council cabinet called "Future Lambeth". The press release says "Future Lambeth" sets out targets for improvements in a wide range of areas, including education, … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH

MAN ARRESTED FOLLOWING ALLEGED SHOP ASSAULT / OPEN HOUSE AT CRESSINGHAM GARDENS

MAN ARRESTED FOLLOWING ALLEGED SHOP ASSAULT   A man has been arrested on suspicion of actual bodily harm, following an incident at a shop on Westow Hill.   A Scotland Yard spokesman told News From Crystal Palace: "Police were called at approximately 18:45hrs on Thursday, 8 September to reports of a man assaulted at a … Continue reading MAN ARRESTED FOLLOWING ALLEGED SHOP ASSAULT / OPEN HOUSE AT CRESSINGHAM GARDENS

FLY-TIPPED ON PRIVATE LAND – FINED TOTAL OF £185

FLY-TIPPED ON PRIVATE LAND - FINED TOTAL OF £185   A West Wickham resident has been caught on CCTV and prosecuted for fly-tipping rubbish at the rear of business premises in Petts Wood. Following a hearing at Bromley magistrates court, the man pleaded guilty to the fly-tipping offence. He was ordered to pay a total … Continue reading FLY-TIPPED ON PRIVATE LAND – FINED TOTAL OF £185

MEANWHILE, IN BROMLEY…….

MEANWHILE, IN BROMLEY.......   Residents plan to release a "dossier of council failings" in October - after putting up what they say will be hundreds of estate agents-style boards this week.   The group made up of Bromley residents say they will be exposing a catalogue of problems in Bromley which just aren’t being addressed … Continue reading MEANWHILE, IN BROMLEY…….